Twitter Chat: STD Prevention and Young People
Monday, April 23 at 1:00 PM EDT – CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden will host a live Twitter chat on STD prevention and young people with Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention.
What can providers do to help adolescents and young people avoid STDs? Encouraging testing and respecting privacy are just the beginning. To learn more, join Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. Gail Bolan for a live Twitter chat on Monday, April 23 at 1:00 PM EDT, where they will answer your questions about STD testing and how providers can ensure that young people receive comprehensive information and care.
This STD Awareness month, we’re urging STD testing among young people, a population particularly vulnerable to STDs. Even though young people represent only 25% of the sexually experienced population, nearly half of all STD cases occur in young people aged 15 to 24. Research also shows that adolescent patients feel primary care settings are an appropriate place to discuss sexual health and would like their providers to initiate such discussions. To join the conversation:
- Follow @DrFriedenCDC on Twitter
- Follow @CDCSTD on Twitter
- Use the hash tag: #CDCchat
STD Awareness Podcast – Reaching Youth
Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, discusses the role that healthcare providers play in educating young patients about sexual health and STD prevention. Please share this two minute podcast with your web visitors by posting the link to your website. http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8623573
Blog on aids.gov
Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, provides insight on how the important role health care providers can play in supporting the sexual health of their young patients on a blog on aids.gov. Check out “Encouraging Health Care Providers to Reach Youth for STD Awareness Month” at: http://blog.aids.gov/